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Monday, July 22 2002

The Funerals: Pathetic Me

When you think of Icelandic bands, slowly the main claim to fame of Björk and The Sugarcubes starts to recede in favor of


The Dent: Neurotica

Finding new talent is always a personal celebration for me but when that talent finds me, it’s even more an endorsement of why I’


Neil Diamond: Play Me: The Complete Uni Studio Recordings . . . Plus!

For some 35 years, Neil Diamond has been the people’s singer. From his early days as a Brill Building songwriter-for-hire, to his still-yearly presence in


Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee Unviersity Review

Edited by R. T. Smith Washington & Lee University Published quarterly, 1 year, $22; 2 years, $40; 3 years, $54. Speaking the Mother Tongue of Art Literary journals in the United


Sex and the City

We discover new aspects about sex and female pleasure in nearly every episode of Sex and the City.


Meet the Marks

The label 'sitcom' is a misrepresentation. 'Meet the Marks' lacks comedy.


Mr. Show with Bob and David: The Complete First and Second Seasons

Sketch comedy with loose rules and borders, intermixing live sketches with filmed bits.


Monk

If the energy and originality of the storylines catch up with Monk and Sharon's dynamic, the series can only improve.


Donahue

Donahue was visibly overwhelmed by the venom and ferocity of the guests' attacks against one another.


Thursday, July 18 2002

Silkworm: Italian Platinum

It’s sad when a band’s seventh album is the one that’s supposed to gain them widespread exposure in the underground, but doesn’


Scuba: King Britt Presents Scuba: Hidden Treasures

Who the hell is this guy? He’s been Silkworm, the DJ for early ‘90s flash-in-the-pan rappers Digable Planets. Remember Digable Planets? They were jazz-obsessed


Les Yeux Noirs: Balamouk

I recently saw Les Yeux Noirs playing to a sold-out enthusiastic crowd at Henflings, a little biker bar in the Santa Cruz Mountains. My first


Koop: Waltz for Koop

When you hear the new album by Swedish duo Koop, your first instinctive thought is, “This is a jazz album.” Even when you notice that


Solomon Burke: Don’t Give Up on Me

Soul artists the stature of James Brown and Aretha Franklin will always be worth paying attention to simply because of the magnitude of their past


Autechre: Gantz Graf

Every year, the schism that divides electronic music into two very distinct and easily recognizable halves seems to grow larger and larger. On one side,


Aden: Topsiders

A lot of people found it curious that DC-based indie-poppers Aden elected to name their last two records after Steely Dan songs (“Black Cow” and “


To Be Kurt, Not Short: A Three-Part Interview with Kurt Busiek

Kurt speaks with A. David Lewis about his relationship with Marvel Comics, the difference between history and continuity, and what 'truly' matters to the readers.


The Night Stalker

Ever since the debut of the landmark TV movie, The Night Stalker, the cry has been, "When are we going to see a Kolchak


Sunshine State (2002)

Its attention to intricate sociopolitical tensions, Sunshine State, recalls Sayles' previous work.


Stuart Little 2 (2002)

With all the incessant action, 'SL2' feels like it's trying to be bigger than it is.


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